Alex Polizzi: The Fixer
Not so long ago, hotelier Alex Polizzi was helping turn hotels into thriving businesses as The Hotel Inspector. Now, in The Fixer, she’s taking all kinds of businesses to task – breweries, sausage factories, pet shops, you name it.
Boogaloo & Graham
A gem of a short film about two Northern Irish boys who take it upon themselves to care for baby chicks. Though they fall in love with the chicks and decide to become vegetarian, their parents have unexpected news…
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
This episode of Dave Grohl’s documentary – a ‘love letter to the history of American music’ – finds the Foo Fighters frontman concentrating on Chicago. As well as tracing the city’s unique musical evolution, he meets Steve Albini, who produced Nirvana’s third album, In Utero.
Ever wanted to sleep better, feel calmer, focus more or just get some relief from that busy mind? Well it's probably time to get some Headspace. Headspace is meditation made relevant to modern life. Learn for free with Andy Puddicombe, the man the Times (London) call 'The Expert's Expert'.
Get unique daily guided meditations, science facts and figures and progress reports, all designed to make it as easy as possible for you to get some calm and clarity.
So make sure you take care of your mind this year and download the Headspace app (on-the-go).
Headspace The Benefits of Meditation
From greater creativity to an increase in your attention span, the benefits of meditation are many - so instead of trying to list them, we interviewed Yale University’s Judson Brewer for the scientific opinion on why meditation works – plus, hear from other Headspace beginners. If you’re looking for a nudge to try Take 10, this is it.
Headspace Take 10
If you've ever wanted to sleep better, have more focus or just stop the endless thoughts from clattering around your brain, let the man the Times calls ‘Britain’s top meditation guru’ show you how. In just 10 minutes, he’ll take you through simple, practical techniques for getting a bit more Headspace in your life.
Headspace Guide to getting some Sleep
Catching zzz's on a plane can be somewhat of a struggle. Until now! In just 10 minutes, Andy Puddicombe can teach you a simple technique that will help you get off to the land of nod whether you’re in the air or back on solid ground.
Headspace for the Journey
Anxieties about flying, impatient to disembark after landing, or worried about whether your baggage is ever going to come out at the other end? Travelling can be stressful – but with this dedicated technique, you’ll feel calmer and tease out the tension. (It’ll pay even more dividends if you’ve tried Headspace Take 10, too…)
Hotel in the Clouds
Vertiginous behind-the-scenes documentary in which we meet the staff, take in the breathtaking views and follow the day-to-day running of London’s newest and highest five star hotel – the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard,
No pussyfooting around in this new series from BBC 2, in which Professor Brian Cox tackles the big questions such as ‘why are we here?’ and ‘are we alone?’ Does he have the answers? Why, of course he does…
Hidden camera pranks from the US, with members of comedy troupe The Tenderloins tricking New Yorkers – the difference being that even the person performing the prank doesn’t know the punchline.
Life is Toff
This new reality TV series follows ghastly aristocrat Francis Fulford and his children, Humphrey, Matilda, Francis and Edmund. All they have in common is that they swear a lot and have an inflated sense of self-worth – which of course makes for highly watchable TV.
Next Goal Wins
Inspiring documentary about the Dutch football coach Thomas Rongen who in 2001 took over the ‘world’s worst football team’ American Samoa in an attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Festooned with awards, this delightful series joins TV funnyman Paul O’Grady at the Battersea Dogs Home, where he meets members of staff as well as the lovable canines in their care. Heartwarming and at times heartbreaking, it’s a dog-lovers’ delight.
Pets: Wild At Heart
Two-part documentary in which the team behind Penguins: Spy in the Huddle use innovative techniques to reveal the secrets of domestic animals. Packed with extraordinary facts and wild behaviour, you’ll never look at your pet the same way again.
Soccer AM best bits
The show is usually broadcast on a Saturday morning but you can enjoy it any time thanks to specially selected content right here and now. And not just any old content. Only the very finest material makes the grade. Hosted by Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden, (as well as Baby Elvis, Cheryl Mole etc.) the best of Soccer AM finds players, celebrity guests, pundits, fans and, of course, the ‘soccerettes’, chewing over the hot topics of the day, as well as taking part in challenges such as the hotly contested Crossbar Challenge, the Ten-Yard Bucket Challenge and the nail-biting Soccer AM webcam.
The Queen’s Garden
A year spent in the huge oasis-like environment of the Buckingham Palace gardens explores nature and wildlife as well as Royal history, and even a football match organised by Prince William.
World’s Greatest Food Markets: New York
Pursuing a dream of trading in the world's greatest food markets, Billingsgate fishmonger Roger Barton heads to New York's New Fulton market, the biggest and roughest fish market in America. Can he compete with its ruthless traders to make a profit?